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cable. I’ve still got to clear a lot of fallen timber so the technicians can reach the pole in the back of the house. I’ve been able to start going through the pile of the unwatched DVDs that has grown steadily in my office at home. I have to admit I’m actually getting used to not having TV. I’ve watched a disc of Buster Keaton material – a sort of cinematic scrapbook – as well as a 1960 promotional film for the Western town built by cowboy star Ray Corrigan that was the setting for many movie and television Westerns 40 and 50 years ago. Then I bit my nails through the 1941 “Green Hornet Strikes Back” movie serial. Would Britt Reid
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Mohegan Sun Casino, receiving their $30 package. Cost: $51. Payment deadline: June 24. Call Bobbi at 566-8271 for tickets or more info.
VFW POST MEETING Due to the July 4 holiday, the regular monthly meeting of Hampden VFW Post 9397 will take place on July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH SUMMER CAMP St. Mary’s Church Summer Camp will take place June 27 to July 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for children entering kindergarten through 5th grades. Cost: $25 per camper with a $50 maximum per family. For registration info, contact St. Mary’s parish office at 566-8843.
TRIP TO SARATOGA RACEWAY All are welcome to join travelers on Aug. 17 to the Saratoga Raceway in New York. Cost: $47 and includes deluxe motor coach, general admission, reserved grandstand seating and driver’s tip. Payment deadline: July 8. Call Bobbi at 566-8271 for tickets or more info.
GOLF INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS There’s still room in the group golf instruction program for adults, hosted by the Parks and Rec. Department. Instructor is PGA Pro Bob Lake. Lessons meet on Wednesdays, June 29 to Aug. 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Fenway Golf Course, East Longmeadow. Cost: $105. To register, visit www.LPRD.net
UNIVERSAL CLASS Storrs Library has a new online offering – Universal Class! Learn something new today with the opportunity to take more than 500 online continuing education courses; all you need is a computer and your library card. Sign on to http://richardsalterstorrsma.universalclass. com/register.ht
INFORMATIONAL MEETING On June 21, students entering grade five or older, who want to take part in the Summer Reader Storytime program, an activity that promotes reading to preschoolers at Storrs Library, are invited to an informational meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 565-4182 for more info.
SUMMER VOLUNTEERS On June 23 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., there will be a meeting for students entering grade six or older who are interested in becoming a summer volunteer at Storrs Library. Students are asked to volunteer for a one-hour period to shelve books and other library responsibilities. A schedule of days and hours will be available at the meeting. Call 565-4182 for more info.
ARTISTS’ STUDIO The Adult Center, 231 Maple Road, is hosting an Artists’ Studio on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Several artists are enjoying a chance to create in each other’s company. All levels are welcome and any medium is acceptable. Artists bring their own supplies for pencil, charcoal, water colors, sculpture or whatever their passion is.
escape the traps set by the criminal syndicate? I relieved the tension by pressing the fast forward button. Oh, yes and how about two “Three Mesquiteers” Westerns from 1941 with my favorite cowboy star Tom Tyler. Yes, it’s odd stuff. For more details, head to Google. That’s what I like to watch
when I don’t have to see something for the DVD review column. I then watch local news on a TV set with an antennae so I can curse at the weather people. Maybe for me this is the single good thing to come out of this mess.
Hey, agree with me? Disagree?
Drop me a line at news@the- reminder.com
or at 280 N. Main St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. As always, this column represents the opinion of its author and not the publishers or advertisers of this newspaper.
FREE COMPUTER TIME The Adult Center, 231 Maple Road, is hosting free computer time on Wednesdays in July from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The computer lab will be available provided people can work independently.
BOOK CLUB The Adult Center’s Book Club will meet on July 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The selection is “Too Close to the Falls” by Catherine Gildiner. For August, the group will be reading “Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. New members are always welcome.
GOLF CLASS Adult Center, 231 Maple Road, is hosting a golf class on Wednesdays from July 6 to Aug. 10. Whether you are a beginner or just need some help with your swing, you will benefit from Bob Lake’s individualized attention. Cost: $89 for 6 classes (make-up classes available). Call 565-4150 to enroll.
VETERAN’S GROUP There will be no meeting of the Adult Center’s Veteran’s Group in July. The next meeting will be Aug. 3. These monthly meetings welcome all area veterans.
SPRINGFIELD ALL NIGHT VIGIL
An all night vigil in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd, at 9 p.m. on July 1 and concludes on July 2 with a Mass at 7 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
JCC TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN The Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on July 18. Bus departs the JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., at 8 a.m., and returns at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25, which includes a $15 coupon or free buffet; and three $5 bets. Register by calling 739-4715 or by visiting the JCC.
LEGENDS IN CONCERT Get away and relax for quick one day trip with Christ the King Parish on July 16 to Legends in Concert at Foxwoods. Cost: $44 or transportation only $21. Trip includes transportation from Christ the King and all taxes and gratuities. More trips available. To sign up, call Sue Brown at 323-0883.
PARISH TRIPS Christ the King Parish will host a trip on July 30 to Block Island. Trip includes transportation, ferry, guided tour, lunch and free time. Cost: $88. The group will also travel to Newport, R.I., on Aug. 6. Cost: $90. Trips include transportation from Christ the King and all taxes and gratuities. To sign up, call Sue Brown at 323-0883.
CAREER CRUISING The Wilbraham Public Library has added Career Cruising to its menu of online resources. Career Cruising is available from home for library cardholders through www.wilbrahamlibrary.org
. Nonresidents may use the service within the library. To learn more, contact the Reference Desk at 596-6141 ext. 101.
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